POEMS by the Old Teacher

POEMS by the Old Teacher
POEMS by the Old Teacher
POEMS by the Old Teacher
POEMS by the Old Teacher
POEMS by the Old Teacher
POEMS by the Old Teacher
POEMS by the Old Teacher
POEMS by the Old Teacher
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Do your students need a break from instruction all day? If so, read one of the poems in POEMS by the O’Teacher, really by Melissa Donovan. If you can handle the off-the-wall laughter, read “The BOOGER”, which starts off:

Okay, who put this big booger here?
Yelled Old Lady Grumpierre
Yes class, a nasty glob of rubbery snot
Just staring at me, still steamy and hot
Students all leaned over in their seats
Hopefully, to see the little gooey masterpiece

If you’d still like a fun one, but not quite as gross, read “Our Class Clown” which includes antics throughout as;

with wadded pointy
pieces of paper
and a little rubbery
slingshot of sorts,
Jeremy aims
right for our teacher
enjoying one
of his best sports

And with every ping and zing
our class
laughs most hysterically
with countless ha, has’s
and many hee, hee’s

Forty five pages also offer other poems as “The Homework Monster” “Beware of the Big Buggy-eyed Morning Monster, and “The Teacher Stomp”, along with twenty-two other poems—all geared for student and teacher enjoyment.

Teachers obviously need a break too or maybe a kick-off to a teacher in-service. Most all teachers will identify with “Retirement Time” or a more nostalgic one, “A Teacher’s Song” as the ending below depicts.

I miss that learning hum so
that sometimes at night
before I fall asleep
my mind tracks
my memory deep
and brings forth
that sweet and lovely
pulsetic
humming sound

The clicking and the ticking
and the working
of the minds
The rhyming and the chiming
and the ch-ch-chinging
of the minds

Lastly, if you’d like to tie instruction to all of the poems included, they are stuffed full of figurative language as personification, similes, alliteration, assonance, rhyming, and more. An example of a poem filled with personification is “Beware of the Big Buggy-eyed Mourning Monster” with an exerpt below:

However, the next morning
when he’s hungry again
he’s right back at it,
bright and early,
snagging, snatching, lip-smacking
until he’s wiped out
our neighborhood clean,
free of every last tasty-tidbit


All I can say, is your students will love you even more for reading these poems, and they will never doubt your sense of humor!

Until Next Time,
Melissa

PS The indicated spelling errors above are all considered poetic license. Thank you.
Total Pages
45 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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